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Blindspot Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Vic Lawson on Jul 3, 2010

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The large, clean buttress on the NE side of the canyon. Good quality granite needing minimal cleaning on the faces, but the unclimbed cracks will be dirty. Faces SW and has shade only in the morning. Beautiful lines abound.

Getting There 

Hike up Pratt's Crack Canyon proper, passing the Gecko wall and continuing up a hill on a well constructed trail. Crest the hill and then look across the river. A huge, clean SW facing buttress is what you should see! To reach the base, cross the river directly across from a cave w/ bolts. Head up talus and then up 3rd class ledges (30ft) to reach the belay of Blindspot. Otherwise, break out some gear and bolts and make some history! 15-20 from car.

Climbing Season

For the Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Blindspot Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Blindspot Buttress:
Blindspot   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 500'   
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Featured Route For Blindspot Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Blidspot topo for pitches 4-7

Blindspot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Blindspot Buttress
P1: Climb cracks to ledge and arete. Pass a bolt (.10b) then head up and right to a hidden thin hand crack. Can link w/ pitch two easily. 1 bolt/gear to 2" P2: Delicate flakes lead to a hard move on clean rock above a bolt (.11a) to gain a great hand/finger crack. Can link w/ pitch one easily. 1 bolt/gear to #3 camalot.P3: Traverse left to a short O.W. (5.8) then "crawl on all sixes" to reach belay. Unique and wild. Optional #4 for O.W., otherwi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Blindspot Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Blindspot Buttress from the approach
BETA PHOTO: Blindspot Buttress from the approach
Rock Climbing Photo: What a buttress!
BETA PHOTO: What a buttress!

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